Review by Ryder Islington
Iris Johansen writes tight plots, but what I love about her stories is her ability to bring the character to life. In her Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller Series, Eve Duncan is a forensic sculptor who creates faces on skulls of unidentified remains.
Eve’s significant other, Joe Quinn, is a former SEAL, and very protective of Eve. And then there’s Bonnie. Years have passed since little Bonnie disappeared.
Now a phone call from someone on the bad side of the law is offering her a deal. If she will come to his armed compound in South America and use her skills to identify a skull for him, he will find the person responsible for Bonnie’s disappearance.
All of these characters are alive with feelings, problems, and histories and each has a reason for their actions. Of course, Eve must go, and of course, Joe objects.
The questions are will Eve make it out alive, and if she does will she finally find some peace in the loss of her daughter? Will the relationship between Joe and Eve survive their stubborness?
This story is a roller coaster ride as different STALEMATES develop among the characters. This book is a must read for readers of suspense and thrillers.